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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 30, 2007 12:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sad sports news

so true huh

how are you doing man?? i hope things are improving and the PT is getting somewhat easier/less painful. I know it is a long haul.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jul 30, 2007 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sad sports news

Things are going good. PT is still a pain in the ass, but I am making improvements. I can now bend my knee 88 degrees - up from 26 degrees right after surgery. The hip doesn't really hurt as much as the knee and thigh where they had to pound that damn prosthetic in. I still can't put weight on it, but that should come soon. It still hurts like a mother though:p
I am enjoying being able to listen to some good music that I haven't heard in a while. Right now I am listening to a version of Neil Young's "Pocahontas" done by Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, and Peter Rowan. Very soulful, and brings back some good memories.
"Marlon Brando, Pocahontas, and Me"

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 30, 2007 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sad sports news

i'm glad to hear things are improving. gotta say i cringed though the way you mentioned "pounding" the prosthetic in - yikes. hopefully the pain will begin to lessen soon. and damn, i sure know what it is like not to be able to walk for an extended period of time - that sucks man. you are still in my thoughts - believe me.


ive never heard that version of Pocahontas - one of my favorite Young tunes by far. sounds like it could be very cool even though i'm not very familiar with those artists other than a little bit of Rowan.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jul 30, 2007 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sad sports news

Yeah the description of what they did to me is pretty rough. (Disclaimer: Gorey details follow, read at your own risk). Basically they cut of the top of my femur and pounded a tent-stake-like spike into it. The spike has a ball on the end that fits into the socket they inserted into my pelvis. Both are 100% steel which will never wear out. Also, they don't use any cement. The bone actually grows into the implant. It truly becomes part of me. I was bruised from my belt line all the way to below the knee. My entire upper leg was purple - a nice psychedelic shade actually. My wife took pictures to remember it, although I can't ever see a time I would want to...

Welch and Rawlings play a folk/country type of music. They are very good. This recording is from a show I saw back in 1999. They did a set, then Rowan did a solo set, and then they all played a set together. Pretty good stuff. Very trippy in that folksy, americana kind of way. The reocrding is pretty good - we were on the first row right in front of the PA and the venue had a really sweet sound.
Send me your mailing address and I'll drop you a copy in the mail (actually the wife will make the trip to the Post office). It's not like I have a lot to do right now.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jul 30, 2007 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sad sports news

sweet mother of mercy - OUCH!!!!!! yeah, i dont think i'd want to be taking a gander of that photo anytime soon if i were you either. good lord. not a fun time man.


i just may take you up on your kind offer - sounds like a very interesting show and i really dont have much like that at all in my collection. however, i would like to return the favor - not sure what you might want in return - whether GD related or something different. I'll email you after I get home from work - got your email addy there. Thanks man :)